Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Session Type: Subsessions
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Roosevelt 1
    Floor: Exhibition Level
    This session will focus on teaching and service. With regard to teaching, law professors of color often report special challenges in the classroom stemming from dynamics that are hard to spot and address, including how to deal with difficult students, how to ensure diverse participation in the classroom, and how to address racial, sexual orientation, and gender differences among students, as well as as differences between students and the teacher. Speakers will offer advice on how to plan and facilitate classroom teaching in large and small courses and how to be a more effective teacher. With regard to service, new law teachers unexpectedly realize that they must provide service to their school, university, profession, and community as outlets for their academic and non-academic passions and interests. How should they approach this third prong of the tripartite journey toward tenure? How do they determine which service obligation to prioritize? Speakers will explain how service may be viewed as a gateway to learning about, and being active and influential in, the operation of your school, as well as provide opportunities to build strong personal and professional relationships. Speakers will also illustrate the ways in which the power resides with law professors to transform service obligations, create service opportunities, and follow their passions in order to develop and extend their areas of expertise and their networks at the same time.
Session Speakers
The University of Richmond School of Law

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Session Fees
  • [5300e] AALS Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color Session 3: Teaching : $0.00